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Cowboy Casserole (Tater Tot Casserole) Recipe

Ground beef and vegetables in a creamy sauce topped with golden tater tots - it's the perfect weeknight dinner!
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Casserole Recipe, Casserole, Ground Beef, ground beef recipes, tater tots
Servings: 6
Calories: 466kcal


  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan
  • Large Skillet


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • ½ onion diced
  • 15 ounces canned corn drained
  • 10.75 ounces condensed cream of mushroom soup (1 can)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 20 ounces frozen tater tots (1 bag)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink.
  • Drain grease, then stir in the corn, soup, 1/2 cup cheese, milk, sour cream, and seasonings.
  • Pour beef mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  • Top with frozen tater tots (try to keep them in a single layer) and then sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and tater tots are thoroughly cooked.


  • You can also use a can of green beans in place of the canned corn.


Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1064mg | Potassium: 730mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 3mg